Setup a Nextcloud file storage application on your server. Learn about the Features.

Nextcloud is open-source with no fees beyond the costs of your server instance.

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Point your domain to the server

The first step is create an A-record at your domain registrar.

This enables you to access your server in any browser at your web domain.

Please note that it can take up to 72 hours for a domain to propagate throughout the internet to a server, although it usually happens much sooner.

We can’t set up your FREE SSL certificate until this step is completed.

2. Obtain your server’s details

A. Login to the Hosting Portal

In your Dashboard under Services, find your Nextcloud server.

We offer 24×7×365 support

If you cannot see the Nextcloud server service you ordered or the server is not active, please open a support ticket.

B. Click the Manage option

This is the button in the last column under Services.

Here is the next screen that will display: 

C. Click Statistics in the menu

Your private and confidential server root password and IP address is in Statistics.

Security Alert

Never disclose, email, or publish your password to anyone, including HostJane staff in support tickets. Our technicians have safe access inside secure datacenters if they need this.

Below is a example screenshot of the Application Information.

In this example case the IP is: 123.456.789.1

Your Server Link

https://[Your_Server’s_IP]/

For security, HostJane does not send this to you by email.

You must login to your hosting account to review these credentials.

3. Ignore the browser warning

Open a fresh browser window and paste the link

Hit Enter.

B. Find the HTTPS warning

The warning can be safely ignored.

It will look slightly different depending on which browse you're using. In Chrome it may appear like this:

In Mozilla Firefox, it may look like this:

Click the Advanced or Add Exception link to accept the warning and proceed to the unsafe page.

Why is there a warning?

HostJane cannot configure an SSL certificate (HTTPS://) for an IP address on its own. We need to wait until your domain is pointing to the server, and then assign your FREE SSL certificate to your domain.

Until your domain's A-record is setup, whenever you access your server by HTTPS://, a warning appears in your browser.

Your server comes with a self-signed SSL certificate.

If you access the server link using HTTP://, you will not see the warning. 

C. How to remove the SSL warning

Once your domain's A-record is successfully pointing to your server, HostJane can install your FREE SSL certificate to remove the warning.

Request your FREE SSL certificate

Open a support ticket after your domain is pointed correctly to your server.

You can check when propagation is successful by doing a DNS lookup of your domain's A-record.

Please note that we can only install an SSL certificate on a top-level domain (TLD)

For example: https://www.yourdomain.TLD, where the TLD could be .com, .net, .org, .ca, or any TLD available.

HostJane and our servers work with all domain registrars worldwide.

4. Access the Nextcloud Installer

Copy and paste the installer link into a fresh browser window. The installer address will look something like this, but will have your server’s IP address:

https://[Your_Server’s_IP]/

Replace Your Server’s IP with your Nextcloud server’s IP as found in Statistics

For example:

https://123.456.789.1/

For your security we don’t send this by email. You you need to login to your secure SSL-encrypted My HostJane account to review the credentials.

Accessing your Nextcloud login

After clearing the SSL warning, you will see your server’s Nextcloud login.

The first step is to configure your new site.

Use the username/pass credentials provided in Statistics to sign in.

Use the top-right profile icon to navigate to your server’s settings

Configure your new self-hosted Nextcloud file server

Your Nextcloud server installation is complete!

Nextcloud tutorials

Find a Nextcloud developer on the HostJane Marketplace for consultation and help creating your new Nextcloud server.

HostJane will support 24/7 server infrastructure and maintenance issues. However, Nextcloud development / design is not offered by our support team.